17 Apr '13, 12am

From miyagi.sg: Explaining Boston To A Four Year Old:

From miyagi.sg: Explaining Boston To A Four Year Old:

Yes­ter­day morn­ing on wak­ing up, I checked my phone for mes­sages, and read about the Boston Marathon bomb­ing. As Naomi and I headed to our kitchen for break­fast with Kai, I decided to turn on the tele­vi­sion for updates. Kai started to ask what we were watch­ing on tv. As has been our pol­icy, we attempted to explain in as age appro­pri­ate a man­ner as pos­si­ble what had hap­pened, and why it was a very bad thing that hap­pened, caused by a very bad per­son, nobody knows who yet, and why it was a very sad day. It didn’t quite sink in — partly because Kai was taken in by the nov­elty of us turn­ing on the tv at break­fast, and partly because the event was a race, and there was a bomb. We’re still strug­gling to wean him off his lit­tle boy’s diet of pre­tend cars crash­ing, guns shoot­ing (espe­cially in light of the Sandy Hook tragedy) and bombs explod­ing, and he...

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